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Arlington NAACP taps leadership for 2023

The Arlington branch of the NAACP has announced officers for 2023, based on election results reported Nov. 26. Michael Hemminger will succeed Julius “J.D.” Spain Sr. as president. James Younger will serve as first vice president, Bryan Coleman as second...

Candidates: Arlington teaching ranks should better reflect diversity

Arlington’s public-school leaders may tout the 27,000-student district for its wide range of diverse students. But can anything be done to broaden diversity among the staff? The issue was one of the key themes during an Oct. 15 online roundtable,...

School Board candidates face questions on solving ‘achievement gap’

It’s the seemingly intractable issue that has plagued Arlington Public Schools for decades: How to close the so-called “achievement gap” between students of different racial, ethnic, ability and economic groups? School Board contenders Bethany Sutton and James Vell Rives IV...

NAACP seeking nominees for annual awards

The Arlington branch of the NAACP is seeking nominations for its 2022 honors, to be presented a “virtual” Freedom Fund banquet on Dec. 14. The deadline is Dec. 1, and nominations are being taken for the Charles P. Monroe Civil...

Memorial service set for slain civil-rights leader

A memorial service for Kent Carter, the Arlington NAACP official who was killed during a spate of violence in Turks & Caicos Islands, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. at Mount Olive United Methodist Church,...

Civic leader’s murder seems case of wrong place, wrong time

The death of an Arlington civic activist in the Turks & Caicos Islands appears to be a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time coupled with increasing – and apparently largely uncontrolled – gang activity...

NAACP, church launch school-supply drive

The Arlington branch of the NAACP is teaming up with Mount Olive Baptist Church to collect school supplies. The effort is designed to “help children get a positive start to the upcoming school year,” NAACP officials said. School-supply donations can be...

NAACP aims for long-term relationships with scholarship winners

When it comes to awarding scholarships, the Arlington branch of the NAACP wants the relationship between itself and recipients not just to be a one-time event, but the start of a long and fruitful partnership. The goal is to “make...

Arlington NAACP wins two national honors

The Arlington branch of the NAACP recently was honored with two awards at the national NAACP convention, held in Atlantic City. The local branch earned second place in its size category in the publications division and third place in its...

NAACP leadership weighs in to support Missing Middle proposal

They may be at odds – “at war” in the words of one veteran political leader – with the Arlington County Democratic Committee and local elected officials on other issues, but leadership of the Arlington NAACP is lining up...
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Newly selected economic-development czar is a neighbor

It’s another national search that ended up with a new department head coming from very close to home. Arlington County...
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